07-17 January 2016
The new has become tradition at the Tanztage Berlin: now in its 25th edition, the festival will present the young choreographic talents of the city over eleven days. The focus this year will be on the critical and affirmative adoption of practices from a variety of cultural contexts: an equally enchanting yet questionable exoticism will sprawl from the stage into the audience, ethnic stereotypes will be thrown off-balance by over-exaggeration, post-colonial heritage will be devoured and the Japanese martial art of Ninja will lend the necessary fire power to Contact Improvisation. In addition, transborder practices of love and sexuality and experiments with the physicality of voice and the sound of the body will be explored.
The exchange between Berlin and the non-European dance scenes will be continued this year with the Collectivo AM from Mexico City. Another special guest of the Tanztage Berlin will be the Julius-Hans-Spiegel-Zentrum. The mobile research center explores the exoticisms of modern dance and questions the relationship between contemporary dance and non-Western physical practices.
Let’s talk about dance! Together with the audience we will once again test new dance exchange formats. So that dancing will not just be limited to the stage, two choreographers will present their own party formats. We invite you to celebrate a roaring festival of contemporary dance with us!
WITH Rodrigo Garcia Alves, Rike Flämig + Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Jule Flierl, Roderick George, Olivia Hyunsin Kim, Aline Landreau, Rocio Marano + Lea Kieffer, Ania Nowak, António Onio + Bráulio Bandeira, Kareth Schaffer, Mirjam Sögner, Karol Tyminski SPECIAL GUESTS Colectivo AM: Bárbara Foulkes, Nuria Fragoso, Anabella Pareja Robinson and the artists in residence of the Julius-Hans-Spiegel-Zentrum Dragana Bulut, Tümay Kılınçel + Nuray Demir, Sara Mikolai ARTISTIC DIRECTION Anna Mülter FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT Franziska Schrage COLLABORATION Cilgia Gadola MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE Raisa Kröger DRAMATURGY ASSISTANCE Maja Zimmermann